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Manual Setup for Internet Explorer 3.x and 4.x for Windows 95/98


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This article describes how to set up an Internet connection by using the Internet Connection Wizard (ICW) for Internet Explorer. The ICW simplifies the process of signing up with an Internet service provider (ISP) and connecting to the Internet.

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Using the Internet Connection Wizard

To set up an Internet connection using the ICW, use the appropriate method.

Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51

  1. In Program Manager, double-click Microsoft Internet Explorer, and then double-click Get On The Internet or the Internet Connection wizard.
  2. Click Next or OK.
  3. If you already have an Internet account, on the Setup Options click Manual, and then click Next. If you do not have an Internet account, on the Setup Options click Automatic, and then click Next or OK.
  4. If you selected Manual in step 3, follow the steps in the Manual Setup section below to finish setting up your Internet connection. If you selected Automatic in step 3, follow the steps in the Automatic Setup section below to finish setting up your Internet connection.

Windows 95

  1. From the toolbar Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Internet.
  3. On the Connection tab, click Connect.
  4. If you already have an Internet account, on the Setup Options click Manual, and then click Next. If you do not have an Internet account, on the Setup Options click Automatic, and then click Next or OK.
  5. If you selected Manual in step 4, follow the steps in the Manual Setup section below to finish setting up your Internet connection. If you selected Automatic in step 4, follow the steps in the Automatic Setup section below to finish setting up your Internet connection.

Manual Setup for Internet Explorer 4 for Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51

  1. Click Create A New Connection, type a name for the Internet connection In the Name Of Service Provider box, and then click Next.
  2. Type the phone number of your Internet service provider in the Area or City Code and Telephone Number dialog boxes, if this number is long distance, click the Use Country And Area/City Code option, and then click Next.
  3. Type the user name and password for your Internet account in the User Name and Password dialog boxes, and then click Next.
  4. If your Internet service provider automatically assigns you an Internet Protocol (IP) address, click My Internet Service Provider Automatically Assigns Me One, and then click Next. If your Internet service provider has given you a specific IP address, click Always Use The Following, type the address in the IP Address box, and then click Next.
  5. Type the Domain Name Service (DNS) server IP address provided by your Internet service provider in the DNS Server box, and then click Next. If your Internet service provider gave you an alternate DNS server IP address, type this address in the Alternate DNS Server box before you click Next.
  6. If you want to set up Internet Mail, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet Mail, click No, click Next, and then skip to step 7.

    In the Create a new Outlook Express Account dialog box, type a name to identify your account. When you receive the Do you want to use a password to protect your mail? prompt, click Yes or No. If you click No, click Finish, if you click Yes, type a password, and then type it again to confirm it.

    In the Do you want to set up an Internet mail account now dialog box, click Yes, type your name, and then click Next.

    Type your e-mail address, and then click Next.

    Type your e-mail server names, and then click Next.

    Choose one of the following, and then click Next.

    • Internet Mail Logon
    • Log on using POP account name and Password
    • Log on using Secure Password Authentication

    Type a name for this connection, and then continue to step 7.
  7. If you want to set up Internet News, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet News, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 8.

    On the New User Name And Password screen, type the following information in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next:
    • Your full name as you would like it to appear in newsgroup messages that you send.
    • Your e-mail address, and your NNTP server name.
    • If needed, click the My News server requires me to log on option, and then click Next.
    • The user name and password for your Internet news server.
    • If needed, click Yes when you are prompted to Set Up Your Internet Directory Service, type the name of your LDAP server, and then click Next.
    • The Internet news server address.

  8. Click Finish.
  9. Click the group in which you want the icon for your Internet connection to be placed, and then click OK.

Manual Setup for Internet Explorer 3.x for Windows 3.1 and Windows NT 3.51

  1. In the Name Of Service Provider box, type a name for the Internet connection, and then click Next.
  2. Type the phone number of your Internet service provider in the Area or City Code and Telephone Number boxes, and then click Next. If this number is long distance, click the Use Country And Area/City Code before you click Next.
  3. Type the user name and password for your Internet account in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click Next.
  4. If your Internet service provider automatically assigns you an Internet Protocol (IP) address, click My Internet Service Provider Automatically Assigns Me One and then click Next. If your Internet service provider has given you a specific IP address, click Always Use The Following, type the address in the IP Address box, and then click Next.
  5. Type the Domain Name Service (DNS) server IP address provided by your Internet service provider in the DNS Server box, and then click Next. If your Internet service provider gave you an alternate DNS server IP address, type this address in the Alternate DNS Server box before you click Next.
  6. If you want to set up Internet Mail, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet Mail, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 7.

    On the Mail User Name And Password screen, enter the user name and password for your Internet mail server in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click Next.

    On the Mail Server Address screen, type the following information in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next:
    • Your full name as you would like it to appear in e-mail messages that you send.
    • Your e-mail address.
    • The incoming and outgoing Internet mail server addresses.

  7. If you want to set up Internet News, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet News, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 8.

    On the News User Name And Password screen, type the following information in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next:
    • Your full name as you would like it to appear in newsgroup messages that you send.
    • Your e-mail address.
    • The user name and password for your Internet news server.
    • The Internet news server address.

  8. Click Finish.
  9. Click the group in which you want the icon for your Internet connection to be placed, and then click OK.

Automatic Setup

  1. Type your area or city code and the first three digits of your phone number in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next.
  2. Click an Internet service provider in the list, and then click Sign Me Up. To see details for a particular Internet service provider, click the icon in the More Info column. After you click Sign Me Up, the wizard dials the Internet service provider and begins the Setup process.

Manual Setup for Internet Explorer 3.x for Windows 95

  1. In the Name Of Service Provider box, type a name for the Internet connection, and then click Next.
  2. Type the phone number of your Internet service provider in the Area or City Code and Telephone Number boxes, and then click Next. If this number is long distance, click the Use Country And Area/City Code before you click Next.
  3. Type the user name and password for your Internet account in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click Next.
  4. If your Internet service provider automatically assigns you an Internet Protocol (IP) address, click My Internet Service Provider Automatically Assigns Me One and then click Next. If your Internet service provider has given you a specific IP address, click Always Use The Following, type the address in the IP Address box, and then click Next.
  5. Type the Domain Name Service (DNS) server IP address provided by your Internet service provider in the DNS Server box, and then click Next. If your Internet service provider gave you an alternate DNS server IP address, type this address in the Alternate DNS Server box before you click Next.
  6. If you want to set up Internet Mail, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet Mail, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 7.

    On the Mail User Name And Password screen, enter the user name and password for your Internet mail server in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click Next.

    On the Mail Server Address screen, type the following information in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next:
    • Your full name as you would like it to appear in e-mail messages that you send.
    • Your e-mail address.
    • The incoming and outgoing Internet mail server addresses.

  7. If you want to set up Internet News, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet News, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 8.

    On the News User Name And Password screen, type the following information in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next:
    • Your full name as you would like it to appear in newsgroup messages that you send.
    • Your e-mail address.
    • The user name and password for your Internet news server.
    • The Internet news server address.

  8. Click Finish.
  9. Click the group in which you want the icon for your Internet connection to be placed, and then click OK.

Automatic Setup

  1. Type your area or city code and the first three digits of your phone number in the appropriate boxes, and then click Next.
  2. Click an Internet service provider in the list, and then click Sign Me Up. To see details for a particular Internet service provider, click the icon in the More Info column. After you click Sign Me Up, the wizard dials the Internet service provider and begins the Setup process.

Manual Setup for Internet Explorer 4 for Windows 95 and Windows 98

  1. From the toolbar click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Double-click Internet.
  3. On the Connections tab, click Connect.
  4. If you do not have an Internet account, click I want to sign up and configure my computer for a new Internet account, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  5. If you already have an Internet account, click I have an existing Internet account through my phone line or a local area network (LAN). Help me set up my computer to connect to this Internet account.
  6. Click Next, and then click Select this option if you are accessing the Internet using an Internet service provider or a local area network (LAN).

    Click Connect Using My Phone Line, and then click Next.

    Click Create a New Dial-up Connection and then click Next.
  7. Type the phone number of your Internet service provider in the Area or City Code and Telephone Number boxes, and then click Next. If this number is long distance, click the Use Country And Area/City Code option before you click Next.
  8. Type the user name and password for your Internet account in the User Name and Password boxes, and then click Next.
  9. Click No when prompted to change the Advanced settings, and then click Next.

    NOTE: If your Internet service provider requires you to change the advanced settings for this connection, click Yes and then click Next. If you are not sure if you need to change the advanced settings, contact your Internet service provider.
  10. Type a name for the dial-up connection, and then click Next.
  11. If you want to set up Internet Mail, click Internet Mail, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet Mail, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 18.
  12. Click Create a New Internet Mail Account and then click Internet Mail.
  13. Type your name as you would like it to appear, and then click Internet Mail.
  14. Type your e-mail address, and then click Internet Mail.
  15. Click the mail server you are using and then type the name of your incoming and outgoing mail servers, and then click Next.
  16. On the Internet Mail Logon screen, enter the e-mail account name and password for your Internet mail server in the POP Account Name and Password boxes, and then click Next.
  17. Choose a name for this e-mail account, and then click Next.
  18. If you want to set up Internet News, click Yes, and then click Next. If you do not want to set up Internet News, click No, click Next, and then proceed to step 24.
  19. Click Create a New Internet News Account and then click Next.
  20. Type your name as you would like it to appear in newsgroup messages that you send, and then click Next.
  21. Type your e-mail address, and then click Next.
  22. Type the name of the Internet News (NNTP) server your Internet service provider has given you, and then click Next.

    NOTE: If your news server requires you to log on, click My News Server Rrequires Me to Log On, click Next, and then enter the account name and password your Internet service provider has given you.
  23. Type a name for this news account, and then click Next.
  24. If you want to set up an Internet Directory Service, click Yes, click Next, and then follow the on-screen instructions. If you do not want to set up an Internet Directory Service, click No, click Next, and then click Finish.

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Article ID : 159686
Revision : 4
Created on : 1/19/2007
Published on : 1/19/2007
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